Commonwealth Corporation is in the skills building business

About Us

Commonwealth Corporation (CommCorp) is a quasi-public agency that was established in 1996 through the merger of two Massachusetts nonprofit organizations: the Industrial Service Program and the Bay State Skills Corporation. The agency is responsible for administering and delivering a wide range of publicly and privately funded programs. CommCorp is governed by a 19-member board of directors that includes leaders from the private sector, organized labor, academia, and government.

As a nationally recognized leader in building industry sector partnerships that address the skill needs of specific employers in an industry, we create new or expanded capacity in education and training programs for demand occupations. We are committed to ensuring that Massachusetts businesses have access to a pipeline of highly skilled workers and that youth and adults in Massachusetts have pathways to good jobs in the knowledge economy.

Our Mission

Commonwealth Corporation fosters workforce equity in Massachusetts by delivering innovative and collaborative professional development solutions that help diverse communities and employers succeed.

Our Vision

A world where meaningful employment can lead to upward mobility for all.

About Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development

Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development (EOLWD) manages the Commonwealth’s workforce development and labor departments to ensure that workers, employers, and the unemployed have the tools and training needed to succeed in the Massachusetts economy.

EOLWD oversees the Department of Unemployment Assistance, the Department of Career Services, the Department of Labor Standards, the Department of Industrial Accidents, the Department of Labor Relations, and the Commonwealth Corporation.

Financial Statements

The audited financial statements include an unmodified opinion and represent accurately the fiscal year activity of Commonwealth Corporation.

Our Values

Development

CommCorp believes in empowering life-long learners by investing in our people and fostering a culture of growth, both personally and professionally

Collaboration

In partnership with our community, our grantees, and our partners, we seek to be proactive in seeking feedback and responding to the needs of those we serve.

Equity

As a group, we are committed to making informed decisions that ensure equitable treatment, access, forward progress, and advancement for all, while identifying and removing the barriers that have hampered the full participation of some groups.

Balance

In all aspects of our business, professional and personal, we strive to create balance. This includes the ability to adapt throughout daily activities in order to support productivity and creativity in order to enhance mental health, peace, and happiness.

Integrity

Keeping transparency and ethical standards a priority is an essential part of our identity, one that enables us to be trusted by our colleagues and constituents alike.

Accountability

In our role as stewards of public and philanthropic resources, it is our responsibility to improve our workforce by managing resources effectively, pivoting with the times, and implementing data-driven solutions.

Meet The Executive Leadership Team

Molly Jacobson

President and CEO

Aadil Sulaiman

Vice President, Youth & Social Justice Pathway

Elle Morgan

Vice President, Legal Affairs & Administration

Tom Hooper

Vice President, Sector Pathways

Meet the Staff

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Job Title

Department

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Zhenchao Liu

Account Payable and System Analyst
Finance

Cayla Berkowitz

Program Manager, WTFP
Industry and Occupation

Bhavana Rajashekar

Program Evaluation and Research Analyst
Research & Evaluation

Adam Cutler

Director, Workforce Competitiveness Trust Fund
Industry and Occupation

Molly Jacobson

President and CEO

Elle Morgan

Vice President, Legal Affairs & Administration
Operations

Aadil Sulaiman

Vice President, Youth & Social Justice Pathway
Access and Justice, Programs, Youth Advancement

Tom Hooper

Vice President, Sector Pathways

Dani Smejkal

Director – DYS Partnership
Industry and Occupation, Programs, Youth Advancement

Hannah Elbaum

Youth Works Curriculum and Content Specialist
YouthWorksMA

Meet Board of Directors

Anthony Pini

Legislative Political Director
Massachusetts Laborers District Council

Camilo Cobos

Vice President, Human Resources Pharma Services Group
Thermo Fisher Scientific

Christina Crowley

SVP of Services & Digital Strategy and Operations
Dell Technologies

Donnie Bedney

President
PSP Metrics

Elizabeth Bennett

Associate Commissioner
College, Career & Technical Education

Enna Jimenez

CEO
Enna Jimenez LLC

Erin Quinn

Assoc. Commissioner of Employment & Training Programs
Department of Transitional Assistance

Heidi Riccio

Superintendent-Director
Essex North Shore Agricultural and Technical School

Jean-Phillip Brignol

Assistant Counsel
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Lauren Jones

Secretary
Exec Office of Labor & Workforce Development

Leslie Gould

Executive Director
Greater Beverly Chamber of Commerce

Mary Jo Meisner

President
MJM Advisory Services LLC

Oswald Mondejar

President
Mucho Gusto, Inc.

Sanjeev P. Yadav

Founder, CEO
Banyan Tree Global

Sherman Carter

Chief Financial Officer
EL Education, Inc.

Board of Directors Meeting Dates 2024

Jan 18, 2024
12pm-1:30pm
Hybrid with Zoom

Apr 18, 2024
12pm-1:30pm
Hybrid with Zoom

Aug 1, 2024
12pm-1:30pm
Hybrid with Zoom

Oct 17, 2024
12-1:30pm
Hybrid with Zoom

Building Skills for a Strong Economy

Job Growth by Fiscal Year for Grantees That Completed WTFP Grants in FY '21
0 %
Massachusetts Workers Served in 2021
0 K

Commonwealth Corporation is a quasi-public agency that was established in 1996 under the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development. 


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